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Urban Design Challenge Grant Winners


Fernando Herrerra
First Place

Marc Ricketts
Second Place
(With Professor Amar Sawhney)


Jessica Valenzuela
Third Place
(With Professor Amar Sawhney)


Professor Amar Sawhney assigned a project for students in his Design 4 class to design an "urban oasis" at the corner of Kendall and 107th Ave. This area is to be a mixed use development in the context of sustainable architecture and urban design and should provide residents with both entertainment and necessary daily errand activities.

Designs were judged
on the following elements:

Overall urban design
Pedestrian walkways
Environmental considerations
Neighborhood connections
Transportation connections
Link to Miami Dade College
Link to Dadeland Mall

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Design 4

1st Place - Claudia Diaz
2nd Place - Mercedez Gonzalez
3rd Place - Lenin Monterrey
Honorable Mention - Eduarado Chakkal

MDC Kendall Campus
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Design 2
1st Place -Miranda Romer
2nd Place -Eric Ramiz
3rd Place - Kendall Duncan
Honorable Mention - David Cobiella
Honorable Mention - Taina Mayard



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